Tanfield House Wedding, North Yorkshire

Nadia and Masih married at the gorgeous Tanfield House near Masham in North Yorkshire. These two gorgeous humans live in the States but met at Leeds University, so opted for a Yorkshire wedding  over an American one, and I’d say it was the right choice! Tanfield House is such an awesome venue for a wedding - the house is beautifully kept and the surrounding gardens are stunning and lead down to a river at the bottom - absolutely perfect for photographs! After the rain played havoc with their plans for an outdoor ceremony we relocated to the bandstand on the grounds of the house. Nadia had her hair done and make up applied in the bridal suite of the house along with her bridesmaids and mother. She looked incredible in her dress and long flowing veil. Masih scrubbed up pretty well too in his dapper blue suit and Paisley tie. There were no dry eyes during the ceremony (and not because of the inclement weather!) while Nadia and Masih said their vows and exchanged rings, we were even blessed with a brief moment of sunshine when the rainclouds parted and an incredible rainbow during the portrait session which we made the most of and took some incredible shots. The food was a delicious Persian inspired feast featuring all manner of salads, roasted veg, couscous and skewer kebabs, not to mention the desserts. The dancing kicked off shortly after, following quick bursts during the meal and between courses. I've never been to a wedding featuring so much dancing, and I absolutely loved it! The DJ didn't disappoint and we partied until the early hours. What an incredible day and one I was so pleased to be a part of. Nadia and Masih: you properly rocked!

Many thanks to Neil & Allanah at Tanfield House for being so accommodating and Lucy of Lucy Wright Weddings & Events for all the planning and making sure everything ran so perfectly on the day. What a team :)

Village Hall Wedding, Lancashire

Victoria & Jonathan had a rainy day wedding at the village hall in Mellor, but it certainly didn't dampen spirits and everyone had the best time. The church was next door so at least we didn't have far to walk in the rain between the ceremony and reception. Even still we managed to wait until a dry spell for the portraits and boy was it worth it! These two are fab together; they make an awesome couple and it certainly showed in their pictures. They'd hand decorated the hall with their unique bunting and artwork and you couldn't help but smile upon seeing it all. We danced the night away and the whole day was just fantastic from start to finish. Don't ever let the weather get the better of you!

Boholt Country Park Wedding

Faye & Dom’s wedding ceremony took place on a gorgeous June day at All Saints Church in Whitefield on the outskirts of Manchester. Faye arrived in an amazingly decorated VW Camper Van which entirely suited their day and personalities perfectly. We then headed to the reception at the Boholt Country Park near Bury, and what a stunning location it is! The views across the countryside are to die for and we took some fab shots in the evening sunshine. Faye looked fantastic with her dress, flowers and hair all complimenting one another beautifully, and Dom scrubbed up pretty well too - what a gorgeous couple they make!

Hornington Manor Wedding, Yorkshire

Kerry & Max married at the All Saints Church in Bolton Percy. I covered Max’s preparations at their house in Harrogate, Kerry’s preparations took place at Hornington Manor where the reception was planned for later. The rain didn’t dampen spirits at all, and we managed to squeeze in a quick portrait session during a dry spell. Kerry looked incredible in her Jenny Packham dress and Max wore his dapper suit very well indeed - they just looked perfect together! The teepee in the grounds of Hornington Manor was beautifully decorated and music was provided by always entertaining New York Brass Band. What a day we had!

City Centre Wedding, Leeds Town Hall

Lauren and Russell's fun packed wedding had it all. We started at Remedy Barbers in Leeds where Russell and his groomsmen stopped by for a shave and a haircut. They all looked rather dapper and very well groomed indeed! Their ceremony took place at Leeds Town Hall where Lauren and Dad arrived in an incredible 1950's Beauford car. She looked amazing in her dress and her glamorous ride complimented her overall style. The ceremony was a small one with just families and a few select friends in attendance. We marched down to Park Square in the city centre for group shots where the turning autumn leaves presented a luscious backdrop. A delicious three course lunch was served at Shears Yard accompanied by Prosecco and cocktails. We then stopped off at The Lamb & Flag Pub for a quick drink and continued on to Sela Bar. I've never been to such a well branded wedding - in Sela there were posters on the wall, custom made beer cans from Northern Monk Brew Co with their name and date included, bunting galore and even their very own pizza and cocktail menu! The evening's entertainment was provided by the amazingly raucous Howlin' Rick & The Rocketeers - at this point Russell presented Lauren with a custom pair of Nike Air Trainers with her name and wedding date embroidered on the side, and we danced the night away. What an awesome wedding and I was so glad to be a part of it. 

Village Hall Wedding, Warrington

Liz & Chris’ official wedding took place at the Town Hall in Leeds city centre, however a fortnight later they celebrated in style at Thelwall Parish Church Hall. The ceremony happened outdoors under a marquee and they were accompanied by some giant deck chairs! We then went indoors for speeches and a lovely dinner where Liz & Chris had decked out the hall with homemade bunting and decorations galore. The evenings’ entertainment was provided by The Wedding Crashers who partied late into the night! It really was a fab wedding from start to finish.

DIY Northumberland Wedding

Tessa & Chris’ wedding took place in the small Northumberland village of Riding Mill, where Tessa grew up. The bridal preparations were at her parents’ gorgeous house in the village while Chris and his best men prepared themselves at the Wellington Pub over the road. Tessa looked amazing in her matching yellow cardigan and shoes while Chris opted for the classic kilt! Their ceremony took place at the local Parish Church, with canapés back at her parents’ house and garden lead by the pipe band of course. Then on to the Village Hall for some delicious curry and dancing. Tessa runs Swing Dancing events throughout Yorkshire and treated us to some impressive moves on the dance floor! What a gorgeous DIY wedding, with much of the decorations and food/drink supplied by Tessa and Chris themselves.